Senator Christopher Bond has completed a whirlwind tour of the state, talking up the federal Highway Bill passed by the U.S. Senate. He says that while the legislation would bring more money to Missouri for its roads, this state might still consider raising more money in other ways. The Highway Bill approved by the U.S. Senate would provide more than $1.4-Billion in new funding over six years to repair Missouri’s highways. But Senator Bond realizes his efforts in Washington won’t take care ofall of Missouri’s road funding needs. Bond says the state might consider toll roads as a partial solution to the problem. But he points out that’s a decision to be made by the Legislature and the people of the state through a referendum. This $318-Billion federal Highway Bill still needs the approval of the U.S. House.
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